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February 11, 2011

Immigration symposium to examine intersections with the law

Feb. 25 event will explore how immigration issues affect various areas of law

The University of Oregon School of Law is hosting “Intersections of Immigration,” a symposium examining the points of contact between immigration and other areas of law, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25. The event will take place at the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate Street, Eugene.

The symposium features keynote speaker Randy Shaw, a longtime social change activist and the author of several widely praised books on activism, including “The Activist’s Handbook; Reclaiming America;” and “Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century,” Shaw’s most recent work on the ongoing legacy of the farmworkers’ movement. Shaw is the founder and executive director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, San Francisco’s leading provider of permanent housing to homeless single adults. Shaw is the editor of the online daily news source BeyondChron.org, where he frequently writes on immigrant rights and Latino voting issues.

“Intersections of Immigration” will use panel discussions to focus on issues where immigration intersects with family law, criminal law, business law, human rights law, and nonprofit law.

Registration may be completed at http://oregonsymposium.weebly.com. Early registration is available through February 20 and costs $80 for attorneys and $20 for community members. Registration after February 20 or at the event costs $100 for attorneys and $25 for community members. Students must register on the website by February 20 to attend free of charge with their valid student IDs. This event is being presented by Oregon Law’s Latino/a Law Student and Multicultural Law Student Associations (LALSA and MLSA).

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